ERIC Number: ED076204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-7
Reference Count: 0
Are Libraries Causing or Utilizing the Information Explosion?
Gaffner, Haines B.
Libraries must be aware of the needs of the users in their funding organization, and yet, there is growing concern among library funding organizations that libraries are not fully coping with the information explosion. In fact, libraries, by not adopting new techniques to become more productive, are actually helping to cause the problems of the information explosion, rather than utilizing all the new information available to benefit the needs of their funding organization. Because of the information explosion the user of information today has to cull through so much more available data than in the past. The emphasis must shift, therefore, to giving the user the most pertinent facts, to select the information he needs from the enormous amount available. The libraries that seem to be growing and having less trouble getting funded are those which look upon their role as an information center. FIND, a question-answering service providing information on demand, an associate company of SVP in Paris, can enable libraries to become true information centers. (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Clearing House, Inc., New York, NY. FIND Div.
Note: (0 References); Remarks to the New York Chapter of the S.L.A.